Gary Strachan – "Write" Said Fred

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Archive for July 12th, 2017

Legacy

“I was in Baghdad when you were in your dad’s bag.” Proffered forefather, mischievous of trait, maternal of line Playfully admonishing grandson for misguided patronisation “In Armley Jail, you get no ale” A ditty to same boy, courtesy of paternal rooted gramps Tongue in cheek indoctrination of folly of crime Ancestors DNA disparate, humour homogenous.   WWII paters, with weapons of wit Advice in 70s from men in their 70’s Erudite […]

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Watching The Gee Gees

Throwback to two years ago and a day at the races……. Yesterday, the Strachan brood had a day at York races. We witnessed packed crowds, sunny weather and sporadic luck…………. And that’s just three of the horses I backed that let me down! There’s not much I enjoy more than to get ‘suited and booted’ and watch the gee gees, especially at the upmarket Knavesmire racecourse. Apart from maybe watching/playing football and cricket….. dining out….. […]

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